Am I being hacked? That’s the first thing I thought when I received the following message from 220-00:
Your Messenger verification code is G-######
The strange thing is, I don’t use SMS 2-factor for any of my Google accounts. Apparently, Google still uses it internally. This particular code format is used for verifying RCS for Google’s new enhanced SMS service. The codes are sent out automatically and are intended to be viewed only by your phones internal system, never displayed to the end user. Some Android phones (and likely all iPhones) end up displaying the SMS instead.
So no, if you receive this message, you’re not being hacked, you’re just seeing some internal message intended only for your SMS app to parse. Do be careful and keep this code private still as it could be used to authenticate into your project fi account.
Some users report the same message from 611611 / 611-611
After years of being “Project Fi”, a service geared toward techies and beta testers, Google recently evolved this project into “Google Fi”.
Along with the redesign, we can expect better service, better coverage, and better rates as Google Fi competes on a bigger scale. Signing up for Google Fi? Use this referral code for a service credit!
|Introducing Google Fi
|After 3 years of growing with you, our Project Fi community, we’re excited to announce some big news: Project Fi is now Google Fi. Your service and billing won’t be impacted, but you’ll notice a new name, logo, and look-and-feel in places like your Google Fi app and your
Google Fi account.
You can now also bring most Android phones and iPhones to Google Fi. While these phones get most of the Google Fi features you know and love, only phones designed for Fi, like the Pixel you have, unlock all of Google Fi‘s unique features, including seamless switching between cellular networks and automatic connection to secure Wi-Fi hotspots. Since you’re already on the best Google Fi experience, you don’t need to take any action for your own account. Feel free to share the news with friends or family who might be interested in bringing a phone to Google Fi.
Finally, if you’re looking for a new phone, we’re celebrating our big day with one-day offers on all phones designed for Fi, from the Pixel 3 to the Moto G6. Everyone is eligible for these offers—whether you’re looking for a phone for yourself or know someone you’d like to refer to Google Fi.
Today’s update is just the start, and we can’t wait to bring you more from Google Fi. As always, please reach out if you have any questions—we’re here for you 24/7.
Currently, Google Fi has several compatible phones promoted in their online store including:
Check the Rates for Incoming Calls, Outgoing Calls and Roaming Rates (rates for when you’re in that country) on Google Voice / Google Project Fi using the table below:
Unfortunately, the “FiLovesEllen” promotion for $100 off is no longer valid. You can still get $20 off using this code or a code from the coments.
Use this code to get $20 credit for signing up: XUWKJ3
Or join using this link: https://fi.google.com/about/?rc=XUWKJ3&utm_source=Website&utm_campaign=Referral&utm_medium=banner+codes
I also encourage you to use a referral code from those submitted below.